Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ti Amo

I was lucky enough last night to go to Arnolds very first ever crop night. We had a lovely evening, lots of laughs, great company and pizza, cake and bikkies to be enjoyed by all. I was lucky enough to get three single lo's completed and a fourth that was a scraplift from one of their talented Design Team members Tracey. So stay tuned for lots of new stuff to be uploaded over the next few days. Been a quiet afternoon... had a great chat over the net to the lovely KRIS... great catching up girl and love those two lo's on your blog and then hoped to get a 5th lo done using the left over My Minds Eye papers from the scraplifted lo but it wasn't meant to be. Nicayla is having a sleepover tonight so Ken is now watching a boys movie with Douglas and Jordie and I am doing some catch up work on the computer. So hope for some good weather tomorrow and if Ken doesn't get called into work like today well we will go to the markets in the morning, pick up Nicayla from here sleepover and then maybe take the kids over to Bribie Is again for a swim and play at the beach and maybe a bbq too!

This is one of my favourite photo's of recent times. Jordie spent $15 of his own money at a local market to buy Nicayla a pretty blown glass ring for her birthday. I ended up giving him $10 back as it was alot just for a ring but he really wanted her to have it as it was soo pretty and he thought she would love it!! Well he was right and this was her reaction when she unwrapped it and realise what he had given her. I just love the look on her face. Only wish I could have been in two places at one so I could have captured the look on Jordie's face too. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog girls. Have the bestest weekend ever. Hugs xo S

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Now for Scrappies.....

Good Morning Ladies

I am spending the day at home organising my craft desk and getting some lo's ready to take out tonight for my first crop night at Arnolds Scrapbook & Craft Supplies at Rothwell. It is their very first ever crop night too! How exciting hey? The night includes pizza so a yummy treat. I so want a chocolate bar right now... but I was good. I drove the kids to school this morning and kept on driving right past all the shops that sell chocolate! lols. But since I hope to get some more lo's done tonight I thought best get on here and post the last of my completed layouts!
These were my submissions for Scrappies Scrapbooking Supplies for this month.
This DLO "Fun in the Sun" is my themed lo. Our theme this month was WINTER! lols I felt funny doing a lo on having fun at the beach but for us it was a winter time treat. It is warm enough here to go to the beach almost all year round. You can't swim it is too cold for that but you can still do lots of fun things!
The second lo is my freestyle submission and is titled Curly... it all but explains itself. The day Nicayla conned us into buying fancy smancy curling wand for her! The hairdresser curled her hair as a demo to the ppl gathered around - it is very easy to use! One day Mum hope to be almost as good as that hairdresser One Day! Hope everyone has a great Friday and a fabulous weekend.

Thanks for stopping by everyone and HAPPY HAPPY FRIDAY! Hope you all get some time to get scrappy! xo S

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Best Friends

Finally here is the last DT lo I did for Robyn at Discover for July. This one is of me and my good friend from Moura, Dannie. Photo was taken at our farewell dinner. I just love the simplicity of this one along with the clean clear straight lines!

Not much planned for today. I have some grocery shopping to do and some prices to get for our long overdue insurance claim and then I am hoping to get a card made later in the day for a challenge.

Hope everyone has a great day. xo S

Koala LO

This is another lo I did for Discover last month. Not so sure about this one... some aspects I like and some not so much so! I did struggle with this one a bit. Love the flowers but and the piccie. Picture was taken at Australia Zoo when we were down in Sept last year. Thanks for looking girls! xo S

The First Discover LO.....

Well ladies here it is the first of the layouts I did for Robyn at Discover..... this one was a bit of a challenge. Here is my gorgeous DS Jordan hamming it up for the camera at our farewell dinner in Moura back in April this year. I was quite happy with how this DLO turned out. As Robyn teaches these lo's as classes in her shop we are asked not to use embellishments other than what is provided or what Robyn has in stock in the shop. This is the first lo I completed for Discover. TFL. xo S

Monday, August 24, 2009

Slacko Me

Hey Everyone

So sorry I haven't been blogging the last couple of weeks. Real life kinda over took me there for a while plus I haven't had alot of time to scrap or make cards. Just thought I best get back in here and get some new stuff posted. Firstly this is a lo that I got done last Friday night at the Discover Crop. Most of the girls were there from 9am as Robyn held an all day/night crop. I could go during the day as my DH Ken had his V8 hotlaps at long last but managed to get back in time for the night crop lols. We both have a great time - Ken during the day and me at night. I was feeling a bit tired so I ended up using one of the new kaiser sketches and this is my take on the sketch. Thanks for stopping by gals and I will try and post more regularly. Will have some new lo's for Discover DT and Scrappies DT up real soon. Have a great night mwah XO S

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Well what a lovely surprise I did find when I logged on just now. My gorgeous and very very talented friend the lovely Danielle from craftangeldanielle has given me this Kreativ Blogger Award. Thanks so much Danielle !! You are such an inspiration. I so love your work and your blog. You are an amazing person!! In the spirit in which the award was given I will now follow the rules and pass it along to some of my blogging friends.

Please be sure to follow the rules listed below my blogging friends.

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may find interesting.
5. Nominated seven Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know you nominated them.
Ok, so here's my list of 7 interesting facts about me:-
1. I have a very large and extended family as my Mother was married twice.... I have 4 sisters and 2 brothers... just for starters.
2. I married my sweetheart and "soul mate" Ken nearly 16 years ago. We have 3 children.
3. I want to live and work in Canada one day.
4. Before I die (& hopefully before I am too old) I want to travel & visit, England, the USA, Canada, Scotland, Isle of Man, New Zealand & quite a few more amazing places & countries.
5. I don't believe in GOD & whilst I consider myself an athiest I do have my own beliefs & think we could learn alot from Buddhism & Judaism.
6. I want to lose at least another 15 kgs & when I do I am going to Tassie to visit my sista Caz.
7. I don't smoke or drink (well not much & when I do I only drink VODKA based drinks).

Now I'd like to nominate these 7 fabulous bloggers:-

1. Caz at My Little Slice of Scrapping Paradise
2. Kris at Scrappin by Kris
3. Wati at Scrap Creation
4. Tina at Scrapped by Tina
5. Maria at Indigo Bloom
6. Angie at My Scraptastic World
7. Bec at Bizzy Becs

Thanks for stopping by everyone. Hope you all have a great weekend and get lots of scrapping done!! Hugs

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Well I just logged onto SCRAPS OF US to see what was happening over there to find out that the gorgeous Vicki had posted winners from the Winter Wonderland Cyber Crop that she held on the weekend. I won prizes for the cards I made as well as a lo and photo comp entry. Now I have to say that Vicki was so generous she is sending us all a little prize for the photo comp as she couldn't choose and has selected more than one winner for the challenges too. So very kind Vicki. It was like getting a RAK in the post... lovely surprise that has made my day! Thanks so very much girl. It was such a friendly well organised crop. Can't wait for the next one! Hugs xo

This is the last DLO I completed for the crop on the weekend. Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday. Not much happening here - no time for crafty stuff this week {which is ok coz I got so much done on the weekend!!} real life is taking front seat. I have a heap of birthday's and anniveraries to send out this month but. Along with a special card for my friend the lovely Julz who has a bday coming up real soon! Thanks for stopping by.... bye for now. xo Shirl

Monday, August 3, 2009

Scraps of Us Winter Wonderland Cyber Crop Cards

Here are two cards that I have made for the Scraps of Us Winter Wonderland Cyber Crop. Carly did a card sketch challenge and step by step for everyone. Thanks for the great card inspirations Carly. I had a lot of fun making them !! Thanks everyone. xo S

Sunday, August 2, 2009

More Crop Layouts!

Here are some more layouts from my crops this weekend! Hope you enjoy them as much as I have had making them. Still working on one more DLO that is due tonight so check back later - maybe tomorrow- for a look at that one! Have a great week girls and happy scrapping!
This layout is my neice Trish with my DD Nicayla. Photo taken at Jordie's birthday back in June. I did this lo for the Scraps of Us Winter Wonderland Crop which has been on over this weekend. This is Carly's Pattern Papper Challenge. Using scraps of pp's only to make up the lo. I had these old kaiser pp's that I thought would go well with the photo! I tried to meet the extra credit criteria too buy only adding paper embellies but I just had to have ONE real life glitzy flower!!

This DLO I did for the Scrappies Cyber Crop 4 which was held on Saturday night. Challenge 3 was to be a lo of an animal but as I was a bit over doing animal lo's I did these old photo's of Douglas, Ken and I went D was a baby back in 1997. He had this toy cat that went nearly everywhere with him... named Garfield. D just adored him and had to have him in the photo shoot or he just wouldn't smile! lols. Thanks for looking everyone! xo S

Scrappies Cyber Crop 4

Here are a couple of the layouts I got done last night at our 4th Cyber Crop at Scrappies Scrapbooking Supplies. We had 5 great challenges posted and I had so much fun doing these two layouts. Thank goodness that my card night on Friday got my mojo flowing again! Here is Challenge 1 girls........ a Becky Fleck sketch. I just love Becky's sketches.

Our next challenge was an ALPHABET title challenge. Julz picked the letter "N" so we had to come up with a layout that had a title starting with "N"...... my gorgeous and very cheeky great neice Kaity made the perfect subject for this layout!

Have a great start to the week everyone and HAPPY SCRAPPING!! xo S